Originally Posted by ToddR
It seems like with each episode, the details/recollections of the two perspective diverge further. That gimmick distracts me.
I mean, in the first half of the finale, we have Noah and Scotty wresting in the yard until Cole breaks it up with a gunshot in the air. In the other half, we have Cole nearly going all suicidal with the gun in the kitchen; no appearance of Scotty at all.
I don't like the two totally disparate tellings of otherwise same circumstances.
This gimmick is obviously meant to dramatize for us the difference in perspectives for what ostensibly are the same objective event, from the points of view of the two parties involved in the same relationship. As we can plainly see (or so the creators would have us believe), these two perspectives of the same event can be quite different. And the difference seems to have become more divergent as the emotional undertone of their relationship has gotten more intense.
I actually find it interesting and entertaining. Kind of like throwing a story line at the writers in the writers room and challenging them to propose several different endings for the episode, even though the basic story line starts off the same way for all of them. All outcomes are "reasonable" (given how the story development is navigated) and yet different, although they all started from the same plot point.
I enjoyed the show, and the whole season. I particularly "felt" the deepening passion and actual true emotional love between Noah and Alison, whereas it started off initially as just an affair. The resulting complications and inevitable effects on others around them who also had emotional ties, as they got "found out", was very real and plausible.
True, WE still don't know exactly how Scotty got killed, nor have we really been given a clue as to who did it, but it does appear from the final scene that apparently both Noah and Allison know the answers.